Swine flu spam clogs inboxes
Processed porker porkies proliferate
Spammers are trying to flog dodgy pharmaceuticals on the back of the swine flu epidemic.
Security firm McAfee reports that the junk mail campaign accounts for one in 50 spam emails currently doing the rounds globally. The spam message deluge, sent through compromised machines, features junk mail messages containing links to online pharmacies.
The junk mail messages come with a variety of subject lines, such as "First US swine flu victims!" and "Madonna caught swine flu!", as explained in a blog posting by McAfee here. Web users are advised to ignore all such messages and get their information from recognised news outlets.
In a related development, F-secure adds that domain names associated with swine flu have been registered, many of which point to dodgy sites. One is selling a swine flu survival guide for $19.95, for example. ®
They are everywhere........
Looks like it's not only the spammers...... TWO of the THREE Google ads on this article page are Swine Flu related, one of them for the type of natural remedies mentioned in the article.
The same two are again repeated further down the page.
Don't know about anyone else
But I'm pig sick of all the hype over the 'flu
If anyone buys....
medications off some site in China after reading an ad that arrived by e-mail without having asked for it, then they have bigger problems than swine flu...